|Sinem Abka, Research Assistant at the Department of International Relations, Dokuz Eylul University (Turkey)
Project Experience: • Project Assistant for Dokuz Eylul University, Network project Peace, War and the World in European Security Challenges (POWERS) (Ref. no. 599962-EPP-1-2018-1-RU-EPPJMO-NETWORK) (2018-2021). • Project Assistant for Dokuz Eylul University, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (project no. 2011-2957). (2011-2014) • Project Assistant for Dokuz Eylul University, “EU for Me” Project, Learning EU at School Programme (project no.2011-4143). (2012-2013) • Project Staff of EU Project, International Marketing and Specialist Matching and Training Project, organized by Aegean Exporters’ Association, İzmir (Turkey) (09-/2009-10/2009)
Other Experiences: • Participant of the Graduate Student Workshop on “European Integration in Times of Crises: Migration and Brexit”, (09.05.2018) • Participant and Scholarship Recipient of Peacemakers Workshop on “How to Overcome Prejudice with Dignity – The Dutch and the Turkish Youth”, Koç University (24.06.2014 -27.06.2014) • Participant and Scholarship Recipient of the “41st International Summer School for Greek Language, History and Culture”, Institute for Balkan Studies (IMXA), Thessaloniki (Greece), (28.07.2013 - 25.08.2013) • Assistant Staff for the Conference on “Perpetual Peace in the Western Balkans”, Dokuz Eylul University, (December, 2012) • Travel Grantee, “The Graduate Student visit to the EU Institutions in Brussels”, by Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at DEU (November, 2012) • Erasmus Coordinator for the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Dokuz Eylul University (2012-2015) • Member of Publication Committee for the Journal of Graduate School of Social Sciences, Dokuz Eylul University, (2012-2015) • Erasmus Exchange Student at Ghent University, Belgium (September, 2010 – February, 2011) • Participant and Scholarship Recipient of the “Summer Intensive Course in Modern Greek”, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), (18.08.2008 -12.09.2008).
Membership: • Member of the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) (2018- )
Education: • PhD Candidate in European Studies (Dokuz Eylul University), MA in European Union Studies (Dokuz Eylul University) BA in International Relations (Ege University).
Courses assisted include Theories of International Relations, Comparative Politics, International Organizations, Politics of European Political and Economic Integration, Turkey-EU Relations
Research Interests: • European Integration, Turkey-EU Relations, Europeanization, Minority Rights.